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KBC

KBC 14: The English name for which of these items has its origin in an Indian language?

Options:

Ginger

Banana

Pumpkin

Coffee

Answer: Ginger

The generic name of ginger is Zingiber officinale, which some suggest owes its origin to a Sanskrit word Sringavera which means ‘with antlers’, referring to the odd shape of the plant’s root. The word root is, however, technically a misnomer because ginger is an underground stem and hence a rhizome.